With the 3-day whirlwind of the NFL Draft behind us, we now have the 2nd part of the dynasty rookie rankings equation: landing spot. Let’s combine that with the 1st part, talent, to see how the class shakes out.
Here are our top 50 overall rookies for dynasty leagues. You’ll find individual positional rankings below.
Top 50 Overall
1. Todd Gurley, RB, Rams
Gurley jumps from #3 in our pre-draft rankings to the top of the board here. The gap between him, Cooper and White was never big. And Gurley landed in the best spot. He’ll be a workhorse in HC Jeff Fisher’s offense.
2. Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders
The NFL-ready Cooper should slide right in as Oakland’s #1 WR. And his prowess in the short and intermediate passing games looks like a perfect fit with QB Derek Carr, who excelled on those types of throws in college.
3. Kevin White, WR, Bears
Not an ideal landing spot for White. He’ll be behind at least Alshon Jeffery in the pecking order to open his career, Chicago won’t throw as much under the new coaching staff and the long-term QB situation is unsettled. But White’s ceiling is too high to fall lower than this in the rankings.
4. Melvin Gordon, RB, Chargers
Dynasty teams with a hole at RB or looking for an immediate impact might be tempted to take Gordon over Cooper or White. Be careful. There’s some bust potential for a guy with inconsistent vision who landed behind a mediocre offensive line. Gordon also has work to do in the passing game. That being said, he’ll immediately become San Diego’s lead back and has long-term RB1 upside.
5. Breshad Perriman, WR, Ravens
This guy joins a Ravens WR corps with very little behind the 36-year-old Steve Smith. Perriman should win a starting job this season and could be the #1 WR in 2016. That gives him big fantasy upside in a Marc Trestman-led offense. Baltimore reportedly had Perriman ranked in the low teens on their overall board.